Clinical Considerations for Implant Dentistry


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*Discounted fee based upon purchase of vacation package. If purchased separately, please add $400 to the above fees.


Patients present to the dental office for reasons related to appearance, function, and comfort. All three areas must be in harmony for overall patient satisfaction. Over the last few decades, dental implants have become a mainstay for the treatment of partially or completely edentulous patients and a major contributor to patient satisfaction. Acting almost like ankylosed teeth, dental implant therapy is safe, reliable, and fun to do. Practicing either general or specialized dentistry, implants offer our patients an incredibly efficacious treatment. This evidence-based program will overview basic principles related to practice management, occlusion, restorative/prosthodontic, and surgical aspects of dental implant therapy.

Course Content

  • Implants today and in the past
  • Practice management considerations
  • Review of anatomy
  • Osseointegration
  • Patient selection, diagnosis, treatment planning
  • Surgical, restorative, and prosthodontic considerations
  • Maintenance (routine and mucositis/peri-implantitis considerations)

Learning Objectives

  1. evidence-based care and informed consent (why, what, how)
  2. teeth vs implants (why, when)
  3. restorative/prosthetic material selection and efficacy
  4. fixed vs removable prosthodontics
  5. patient management


Michael J. Racich, DMD, a graduate of the University of British Columbia, has a general dental practice emphasizing comprehensive restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, and TMD/ orofacial pain. Dr. Racich is a member of many professional organizations and has lectured nationally and internationally on subjects relating to patient comfort, function, and appearance. He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American College of Dentists as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Racich has published in peer-reviewed scientific journals such as the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry and has authored the books: The Basic Rules of Oral Rehabilitation (2010), The Basic Rules of Occlusion (2012), The Basic Rules of Facially Generated Treatment Planning (2013), and The Basic Rules of Being a Dental Patient (2016). Currently he mentors the didactic/clinical FOCUS Dental Education Continuum (study clubs, proprietary programs, coaching, 2nd  opinions only).

180 Myofascial Pain/Occlusion
610 Fixed Prosthodontics
690 Implants


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